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Preston hosts Fillmore County Fair


Fri, Jul 30th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

One week in the summer that Preston as well as other towns in our county look forward to is the fair. Those who visited the Fillmore County Fair this week were pleased to see the events they've held dear for years, such as the Arm Wrestling Tournament and the always popular Demolition Derby. The Grand Stand was alive with people each night as different events took place. One event I was lucky enough to attend was a concert new to the fair, Arch Allies. The group based out of the Twin Cities is comprised of men from all over the country. They are the ultimate tribute band. When you go to one of their concerts, you get a three-in-one deal. Each concert consists of three blocks of music. One dedicated to REO Speedwagon, one to Styx, and the always exciting Journey. The band goes through each set as lead singer Gabe Jacobs frontlines as the lead singers of these legendary bands, wigs and all.

Another highly popular event at the fair as always was the demolition derby. People from around the county filled the stands as they watched their favorite drivers ram into each other in hopes of slowing the others down. One particularly memorable event at the derby this year was when one car launched another and the car below was forced to drive around with his competitor stuck on top of him. Though you may not be able to hear very well afterward, and maybe got a little muddy, the demolition derby is always a fun time.

There were many other events at the fair that weren't part of the grand stand, but still should be mentioned. One included a sandwich eating contest, which I will admit was quite fun to watch. Also there was a children's pedal pull, and folks from Underwater Adventures in the Mall of America came down for a day and presented and underwater petting zoo. There were plenty of events for the whole family to enjoy. You also had the classic fair games as well as a few rides. Without these, any fair would be incomplete. It was enjoyable experience. You go watch rabbits being shown while eating a walking taco you got from the 4-H Food Stand. There were also many projects that were on display. These included photography, knitting, scrapbooks, and even bug collections. You name it and some kid probably showed it at the fair. There was always plenty to look at, games to play, food to eat, and an animal or two to pet. While mom and daughter check out the scrapbooks and clothing on display, father and son can look at the woodworking projects and hit the .....
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Preston hosts Fillmore County Fair

Fri, Jul 30th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

One week in the summer that Preston as well as other towns in our county look forward to is the fair. Those who visited the Fillmore County Fair this week were pleased to see the events they've held dear for years, such as the Arm Wrestling Tourname ..... 
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Blue Collar Diaries at Commonweal Theatre

Fri, Jul 30th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MINN. - The Commonweal Theatre, located in historic downtown Lanesboro, hosts its first "Commonweal Presents: One Woman Show Series" event - Blue Collar Diaries - on Tuesday, August 10th and Wednesday, August 11th at 7:30 pm. Written and ..... 
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Commonweal receives grant support

Fri, Jul 23rd, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MINN. - The Commonweal Theatre Company, located in historic downtown Lanesboro, was the recipient of grant monies totaling in excess of $63,000 during the first half of 2010. Now in its twenty-second season, last year The Commonweal celeb ..... 
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Fillmore County Fair activities

Mon, Jul 19th, 2010
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It is fair week!! There are many 4-H members throughout Fillmore County that work all year to show off their projects at the county fair. We hope that you will be able to come and check out these projects and support and congratulate the 4-H ..... 
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Chatfield Brass Band at Chosen Valley Care Center

Fri, Jul 9th, 2010
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The Chatfield Brass Band will travel to the Chosen Valley Care Center for this week's Thursday evening concert. The July 15th performance will be at 7:00 at the Care Center back parking lot. The band will play a program of audience favorites includi ..... 
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Historic Forestville's popular annual Pickling Program set for August 21

Fri, Jul 9th, 2010
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Visit Historic Forestville on Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for "Pickle It Day." Assist the gardeners in picking the fattest, plumpest and most beautiful garden vegetables, including: peppers, cucumbers, beets, onions, cabbage and other heirloom va ..... 
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Announcing Call for Entries for "The Art of Food" Exhibit to be held at Lanesboro Arts Center

Tue, Jul 6th, 2010
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The Lanesboro Arts center is calling for entries for "The Art of Food," a juried exhibition featuring many artists that will run October 23 - December 31, 2010. Artists working in all mediums are welcome to apply (no edible entries please). Deadline ..... 
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Iron Pour held in Lanesboro July 18-24

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2010
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Lanesboro, Minnesota will be home to fifteen iron artists the week of July 18-24, in town for residency with the Lanesboro Arts Center - Standard Issue Iron Pour. Artists will come to Lanesboro from throughout the United States. Local artist Karl Un ..... 
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